- n. Plural form of frippery.
“Perhaps she's been hungering for what she calls fripperies," said”
“I'm old enough to be your father's brother, and I've a daughter older than you, and I'll tog you out in fripperies when we get to Dawson if it takes my last dollar.”
“I'm old enough to be your father's brother, and I've a daughter older than you, and I'll tog you out in fripperies when we get to”
“Most of all, however, she was wrong about their desire for what she called "fripperies" -- shoes, pretty clothes, and make-up -- which they indulge in now more than ever.”
“So, even though the "outrageous advance" strategy is clearly not always working, and not only that butis clearly working less often than it did before people no longer had as much money to buy fripperies such as ghost-written tat, it is still working often enough from the publishers 'perspectivefor the practice to continue.”
“And sometimes Smoke wanted to shout aloud, to chant a paean of savage exultation, as he remembered the office of the Billow and the serial story of San Francisco which he had left unfinished, along with the other fripperies of those empty days.”
“He could not take his mind off of her, and a persistent picture came to him of her sitting by a window and sewing feminine fripperies of some sort.”
“She promptly overhauled her feminine fripperies, paid”
“Critics given to a crude commercial determinism have long dismissed that as nothing more than the market dictating to hapless consumers what fripperies to buy.”
“However, the best elements of live blogging – how it is so transparent about sources, how it dispenses with false journalistic fripperies and embraces the audience – are so strong that, rather than foretelling the death of journalism, the live blog is surely the embodiment of its future.”
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alternatives to nun(such)neries
I'm wading through Patrick O'Brian's Aubrey/Maturin novels one by one, and someday, I'll wade through them again and list all the words I learned while reading them.
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Words and phrases from Jonathan Stroud's book, Ptolemy's Gate.
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